...a preliminary report that attempts to answer the question: Is there enough vacant space in Boston to which the business establishments that are to be displaced by the Government Center Urban Renewal Project in downtown Boston can relocate and, if so, can the businesses afford it; a copy of this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Business relocation, Government Center Urban Renewal Project, Boston (Mass.), Urban renewal Source: bplgovdocs
...this report is one of a series prepared by the BRA staff to explore and summarize various planning elements for downtown Boston's CBD urban renewal plan; presents an analysis of major retail stores (Jordan Marsh, Filenes, Kennedys, Raymonds and Gilchrist) and identifies possible new sites and presents alternate schemes; a copy of this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Central Business District, Boston (Mass.), Downtown, Boston (Mass.), Filene's, Gilchrist's, Jordan... Source: bplgovdocs
...seeks building reuse proposals for a mixed use or commercial development project in a vacant building at 95 Dudley Street in the Campus High area of Boston's Roxbury neighborhood; includes a description of the property, citeria for redeveloper selection, procedures for disposition, submission requirements, rehabilitation guidelines, emergency repairs that must be made, urban design review and contract documents; also includes information on roadway changes, site plan recommendations, pro... Topics: Building Reuse, Dudley Street, Roxbury (Mass.) Source: bplgovdocs
...reviews submission requirements, procedures for development of the parcel, design specifications, zoning; sample redeveloper's public disclosure statement; list of properties available and unavailable for development, by street, block and parcel numbers, with land use and building requirements; includes copy of Downtown Waterfront - Faneuil Hall Urban Renewal Plan as amended April 8, 1965; a copy of this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Developers Kits, North Street, Boston (Mass.), Parcel E-9B, Downtown, Boston (Mass.), Requests for...
...sets forth the conditions for the commercial economic development of three parcels of land on Pingree Street in Cleary Square in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston that were acquired by the state for the proposed Southwest Corridor project which was cancelled; includes citizen participation requirements, selection criteria, disposition procedures, development proposal, submission requirements, development concept, urban design guidelines, pro formas, and redeveloper's statement for public... Topics: Political participation, Cleary Square, Boston (Mass.), Developer's Kit, Development Projects,... Source: bplgovdocs
...assesses the transortation impacts of proposed roadway improvements; includes traffic volumes; a draft of this report may be found on the same number; these copies were in the BRA collection.. Topics: Columbia Point, Boston (Mass.) -- Transportation Impact, Traffic flow -- Massachusetts Boston... Source: bplgovdocs
...an analysis and evaluation of five possible sites for housing for the elderly and/or family housing in East Boston; this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Housing -- Massachusetts East Boston (Boston) Proposals, Older people -- Dwellings Massachusetts... Source: bplgovdocs
...presents detailed information on wind conditions at pedestrian level along Boston's central artery; includes possible mitigation measures to reduce adverse conditions; this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Pedestrians, Winds Source: bplgovdocs
...an application proposal to the Argonne National Laboratory to receive a grant to design and evaluate development controls that will result in energy conservation; a copy of this publication was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Energy conservation, Grant Proposals
...provides statistical data on this urban renewal project in the Madison Park area of Boston's Roxbury neighborhood; includes such things as number of acres, early land acquisition loan amount, acquisition data (acres, number of parcels and buildings), relocation data (people, families, businesses), proposed reuse data (the school, inner belt and Southwest Expressway, affordable housing); this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Housing, Area measurement, Campus High School Urban Renewal Aarea, Boston (Mass.), Eminent domain,...
... a submission to the MA Executive Office of Communities and Development seeking approval of an economic development revitalization plan for downtown Boston's Theater District together with approval letter; includes rationale, plan objectives, CARD boundaries, business community participation provisions, notice of public hearing, a City Council resolution and other documents; copies of this item were in the BRA collection.. Topics: Boston (Mass.). City Council, Commercial Area Revitalization Districts (CARD), Development...
...briefly outlines basic policies for economic development, land use and building height limits; some data on composition of employment in boston by broad occupation field and resident/commuter status; copies of this item were in the BRA collection; an unpaged draft is in the BRA collection.. Topics: Building Heights, Commuters, downtown, Boston (Mass.), Labor supply, Growth Policy, Land use
...assessment of Copley Place development project on existing retail stores in the Back Bay, Prudential, Washington Street, Faneuil/Waterfront and South End areas and on other major retail developments in the Boston metropolitan area; statistical information on per capita money income, surveys of buying habits, estimated income from Copley Place establishments, and retail space rents in the Back Bay; three editions are kept on this number (November 1978, October 1979, and January 1980); copies... Topics: Copley Place (Boston, Mass.), Retail trade, Rent, Retail trade, Shopping centers, Retail trade Source: bplgovdocs
...apparently part of a grant application to the U. S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development seeking funds for a proposed urban renewal, mixed use (commercial, office, retail and parking) development project in downtown Boston's central business district; this document includes a desription of the project and existing site conditions and comments on land use conditions, climate, vegetation, etc.; also describes the transportation conditions, infrastructure, air quality, noise levels, water... Topics: Bedford West Urban Renewal Area, Boston (Mass.), Central Business District, Boston (Mass.),... Source: bplgovdocs
...a glossy photo of a model of a North Station Urban Renewal Plan in downtown Boston proposed by Moshe Safdie; shows a new commercial / office complex next to the Boston Garden, residential development along the Charles River, a newly created "island" and an upgraded Bulfinch Triangle; this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Boston Garden (Boston, Mass.), Bulfinch Triangle, Boston (Mass.), Charles River, Boston (Mass.),...
...a collection of materials relating to the Downtown Crossing Project, a pedestrian safe, vibrant retail and business district; reviews the benefits it has brought in physical and economic terms; gives list of funds and pedestrian volume analysis; includes a history (chronology) of events 1975-1980; a copy of this item was in the BRA collection.. Topic: Downtown Crossing, Boston (Mass.)
...provides an update of events since Columbia Plaza Associates was selected as the pre-qualified development team for the development project linking parcel 18 in Roxbury to the Kingston-Bedford site in downtown Boston's Chinatown/South Cove area; includes summary of the events leading up to and immediately following the selection of CPA, an update on the environmental review process, a look at the membership and philosophy of Columbia Plaza Associates and at the developers who are vying to... Topics: Development Projects, Kingston / Bedford / Essex Street, Boston (Mass.), Linkage, Parcel 18,... Source: bplgovdocs
...presents statistical data on the total cost of Boston's CDBG programs for 1975, 1976, and 1977 and gives more detailed 1977 data for each neighborhood for housing, neighborhood business districts, human services, capital improvements and urban renewal; this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Housing, Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), Grant Applications, Housing, Human services,...
...text of the resolution adopted at a meeting of the Authority held on 8 February 1973 together with a certificate of vote dated 3 April 1975 authorizing it's execution; this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Boston Redevelopment Authority, Bedford West Urban Renewal Plan, Boston (Mass.), Central Business... Source: bplgovdocs
...includes a description, analysis and brief history of the area in dowtown Boston's theater/adult entertainment/combat zone district that is a link between Lafayette Place and Park Plaza; identifies economic development pressures, describes the existing physical conditions, considers historic preservation and housing issues, discusses development alternatives and presents a summary of the current development program; gives 1975 estimates of the population of Chinatown; copies of this item... Topics: Central Business District, Boston (Mass.), Entertainment District, Boston (Mass.)
...an urban renewal plan for downtown Boston's Central Business District; includes sections on a text boundary description, objectives, proposed renewal actions, property to be acquired, interim use of acquired property, land use and building requirements, redevelopers' obligations, rehabilitation, zoning changes, relation of plan to local objectives, anti-discrimination provisions, and modification and termination; discusses each sub-area (upper Washington St., ladder blocks,... Topics: Central Business District, Boston (Mass.), Urban renewal, Church Green, Boston (Mass.), Central... Source: bplgovdocs
...concerns the ongoing BRA approval process for the Kingston Bedford Joint Venture proposed mixed use development project in the area bounded by Kingston Street, Bedford Street, Essex Street, the John F. Fitzgerald Expressway and Lincoln Street in the South Station economic development area in downtown Boston; a copy of this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Boston Redevelopment Authority, Development Projects, Environmental impact analysis, One Lincoln... Source: bplgovdocs
...presents the findings of a study to inventory, analyze and classify environmentally significant private and institutionally owned open space in Boston; proposes conservation programs for specific areas in most Boston neighborhoods; this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Conservation of natural resources, Land use, Neighborhood, Open spaces, Urban Wilds
...discusses the job climate in Boston and its future, major development projects planned or underway, capital investments, public improvements program, neighborhood improvement program; gives data by major development project (number of jobs, costs, etc.) with some projections; a copy of this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Labor supply, Projections
...this memorandum from BRA Development Administrator Edward J. Logue concerns money owed by the BRA to the City for BRA owned land in downtown Boston's Government Center urban renewal project; this item which was in the BRA collection appears to be incomplete.. Topics: Logue, Edward J, Property tax, Real property, Urban renewal Source: bplgovdocs
...summarizes the status of existing biomedical and biotechnology research facilities in Boston and presents data on sites available for future facilities including the Sears Building in Boston's Fenway neighborhood and Building 38 at the Charlestown Navy Yard; this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Charlestown Navy Yard (Mass.), Sears Building (Boston, Mass.), Allston Landing, Boston (Mass.),... Source: bplgovdocs
...report prepared at the request of the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development describing tentative allocations for project costs associated with Prologue '75 which are considered suitable for funding by HUD; provides cost estimates for the Legacy of Parks Program, Water and Sewer Facilities Program, Community Renewal Program, and Urban Renewal Program in so far as they relate to Boston's bicentennial celebration; includes a map of the Freedom Trail showing proposed major capital... Topics: Bicentennial Celebration, Boston (Mass.), Capital investments, Celebrations, Community development,...
...lists vacant land, by address, in Boston's downtown north neighborhood; includes block number, ward, assessor's parcel number, parcel square footage, adjacent land use and present land use; data compiled from the BRA Summer 1961 field survey, assessor's plates and files, Bromley Atlases and Sanborn Atlases; copies of this item were in the BRA collection.. Topics: Area measurement, Downtown, Boston (Mass.), Land use, Vacant lands Source: bplgovdocs
...sets forth how the hearing concerning early land acquisition for the Campus High School Urban Renewal in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood will be conducted (order of presentation, length of time permitted to each speaker, etc.); this item from the BRA collection along with a map titled "Early Land Acquisition" (indexed separately) was in a folder marked "Not for Publication".. Topics: Campus High School Urban Renewal, Boston (Mass.), Eminent domain, Land Acquisition, Urban renewal,... Source: bplgovdocs
...has data on vacancy rates going back to 1939; also information on percentage of office building stock by year of completion; construction dates and floor space of specific buildings built or rehabilitated since 1959; a copy of this item was in the BRA collection.. Topic: Office buildings
...gives the population and a description of the neighborhoods within Dorchester; discusses land use, housing, open space and transportation; includes a brief history of the area and outlines it's future prospects; lists business, industry and community organizations by name and function; maps show the location of industry, community facilities, etc.; what appears to be a draft of this publication was in the BRA collection and is kept on BRA/132..
...provides background information on Boston and it's economy and as a financial center; gives facts on location and access, labor force/employment, role as a historical/cultural, high tech and medical/educational center; compares the Boston office market to other major cities; discusses and presents data relating to investing in the office market and presents boston's role as a center for international investment; the text is in English and Japanese; copies of this item were in the BRA... Topics: Investment Opportunities, Office Market, Office buildings Source: bplgovdocs
...includes instructions and forms, general specifications, general conditions, instructions to bidders; this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Buildings, Clinton Market Building, Boston (Mass.), Downtown, Boston (Mass.), Faneuil Hall Urban... Source: bplgovdocs
...discusses Boston's prospects for growth, describing the status of the city's office, retail, industrial, institutional and residential sectors and forecasting their future development; a related publication on BRA/2332; includes statistical data on the above topics; includes several aerial photographs; copies of this item were in the BRA collection.. Topics: Aerial Views, Development Projects Source: bplgovdocs
...analysis of Jamaica Plain real estate market; provides GNPP characteristics including employment, population, building conditions, factors of blight, proposals, as well as real estate analysis, banking trends and methodological statement; this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Market surveys -- Massachusetts Boston Jamaica Plain Real Estate, Real property -- Massachusetts... Source: bplgovdocs
...includes a brief history of the neighborhood from colonial times to the present; provides data on population and housing for 1950, 1960, 1970 and 1980 (number of persons and housing units, persons per household); data for 1980 includes age composition of households, median age of persons, race, hispanic origin, median household income, poverty rates, place of birth, in and out migration, years in dwelling unit (1985), labor force status and industry of resident workers, employment within the... Topics: Central Business District, Boston (Mass.), Central business districts, Motor vehicles, Property...
...presents the results of a phone survey confirming the market interest in an expanded Hynes Convention Center in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood and the limited need for a new larger facility; also point out the need for more hotel rooms to accommodate and attract conventions; some data is presented by type of convention (educational, engineering, professional, medical, specialized business, trade and other); this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Convention facilities, Building Rehabilitation, Convention facilities, Hynes Convention Center,...
...for each ward in Boston gives the number of condominium units for the years 1969-1975 (as a group) and for 1976 through 1986 (by year); this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Condominiums, Guardian and ward
...a report giving cost estimates for infrastructure improvements necessary to improve the quality of life in the South End urban renewal area; volume 1 contains a summary, enumerates easements that will be needed, lists, alphabetically, streets in the South End, lists, alphabetically, streets to be discontinued, a demolition and site clearance cost estimate for Castle Square project, and cost estimates for each improvement to be made to the streets, parks and lighting; volume 2 gives street by... Topics: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Castle Square, Boston (Mass.), Fire alarms,... Source: bplgovdocs
...includes a brief history of the neighborhood from colonial times to the present; provides data on population and housing for 1950, 1960, 1970 and 1980 (number of persons and housing units, persons per household); data for 1980 includes age, composition of households, median age of persons, race, hispanic origin, median household income, poverty rates, place of birth, in and out migration, years in dwelling unit (1985), labor force status and industry of resident workers, employment within... Topics: Motor vehicles, Property Values, Socioeconomic Conditions
...originally 13 items in a folder now bound into one volume; these materials were compiled for a meeting at which prospective developers presented their proposals for development projects at the Kingston/Bedford site in downtown Boston's Chinatown / South Cove neighborhood and the Parcel 18 (Ruggles Center) site in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood; items include: an agenda, qualification criteria for minority development partners, a flow chart for Chinatown and Roxbury residents seeking... Topics: Boston Development Collaborative, Columbia Plaza Associates, Development Projects, Development...
...a resolution approving the approving of a proposed Cooperation Agreement between the City of Boston and the BRA where as the City agrees to assist in carrying out the Downtown Waterfront / Faneuil Hall Urban Renewal Plan through grants-in-aid and other actions; a copy of the 4p. agreement is attached; copies of this item were in the BRA colleciton.. Topics: Boston Redevelopment Authority, Cooperation Agreements, Downtown Waterfront / Faneuil Hall Urban...
...a grant application seeking funds for a proposed parking garage development project in downtown Boston's South Station complex and for the planning and implementation of public recreation improvements (relocation of Pagoda Park) and relocation of MA Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) ramps and other traffic circulation requirements in the Chinatown area; includes description of the projects, a community profile, cost estimates, information on Wang Labs, Inc., a housing policy statement,... Topics: Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, South Station (Boston, Mass.), Airspace (Law), Commercial Area... Source: bplgovdocs
...a compilation of material concerning the financing of affordable housing through linkage payments and loans to the Neighborhood Housing Trust; includes "Loan and Security Agreement", promissory notes, escrow account agreements, "Development Impact Project Agreement for Planned Development Area No. 17" (222 Berkeley Street and 500 Boylston Street / New England Mutual Life Insurance Co), "Development Impact Project Agreement for Planned Development Area No. 21"... Topics: 222 Berkeley Street, Boston (Mass.), 500 Boylston Street, Boston (Mass.), 75 & 99 State Street,... Source: bplgovdocs
...an analysis of various economic factors (manufacturing firms, employment, wages, value of production, etc.) within the City's manufacturing sector; makes comparisons with the Boston metropolitan area (SMSA) and the United States; this appears to be a poor photocopy of a "working" copy as it contains handwritten annotations; this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Labor supply, Industries, Industrialists, Salaries and Wages Source: bplgovdocs
...a brief history of the BRA library together with a description of it's collection, collection policy and services; copies of this item were in the BRA collection (NOTE: when the BRA library was given to the Boston Public Library in June of 1994, the photographic slides mentioned in their holdings description were retained by the BRA. All other material, not already owned by the BPL, was integrated into the BPL Research Library collections. With few exceptions, items produced by, for or... Topics: Boston Redevelopment Authority, Libraries Source: bplgovdocs
...presents data from a survey of residents to be relocated within Boston's Charlestown urban renewal area; covers household composition, education, religious affiliation, organizational membership, income and employment, health and welfare problems, occupancy patterns and housing cost, relocation preferences; copies of this item were in the BRA collection.. Topics: Public health, Housing, Relocation, Socioeconomic Conditions, Urban renewal, Public welfare Source: bplgovdocs
...this memorandum from BRA Development Administrator Edward J. Logue provides background information on the designation of Center Associates as the developer of Parcel 12, in downtown Boston's Government Center urban renewal project; a recommended BRA resolution formalizing this designation is attached; this item was in the BRA collection.. Topics: Logue, Edward J, Boston Redevelopment Authority, Center Associates, Development Projects, Parcel... Source: bplgovdocs